I wanted to do something a little different this month, and share some fab indie biz. It’s fairly officially Christmas shopping season, and it’s a great opportunity to support small business; shop indie; and spread a little love to those that may be struggling; as there are no craft fairs or the like this year!
So here are a range of some of the handmade products from some of my friends online! If you have a small business, get in touch and I’ll happily add you to the list! Please don’t link spam; if you have a gift guide similar to this one, do tell everyone about it in the comments below!
I thought I’d use this quite far from productive week to share a project in my “to finish” pile, I started knitting this jumper far too long ago, and I would love to have it finished by the end of the year, I’d honestly settle for this time next year!
My guest blogger today is Christine, sharing fab gifts for crafters! A fellow craft blogger who I met through #CraftBlogClub on Twitter; I love her blog Craftyism, which is full of tutorials, tips, reviews and other crafty goodness.
Like me Christine is a fan of a variety of different crafts; and I’m so happy to share her gift guide.
Thank you so much Christine for this fab post! So many gorgeous pieces, and some much needed Christmas shopping inspiration!
Ah, knitting the Doctor Who scarf. This is something I know a thing or two about by now…
Ah the Doctor Who scarf, made famous of course by the Fourth Doctor played by Tom Baker.
There are patterns readily available for free online (Just google it) and this particular story begins when a colleague was making one a few years ago. I thought it looked pretty simple, and therefore I thought I’d have a go; because my brother is a huge Doctor Who fan! I’d just started knitting at the time, and it really is a simple project.
Ah last minute knitting! A lifesaver! Have you ever have one of those moments in December; you receive an unexpected gift, and now you need to panic buy a return present. Maybe you really don’t want to go into town or don’t have another gift in your budget? Go handmade!
There are lots of great ideas for last minute handmade gifts, for all levels of crafty skill! If in doubt, there is always hitting Pinterest for inspiration!
On February 18th I ventured out of the craft room and had a fabulous day out at the Craft 4 Crafters show at the Westpoint in Exeter!
Though I didn’t need anything, fully intending to uphold my decision to work on all of my unfinished projects this year, and not start anything new unless completely necessary (for example cards and gifts). I wanted to go, because these shows are so inspiring!